To strengthen their training, courage and enthusiasm for their role as active citizens, after the Young MOTivators’ Camps, the youth are encouraged to organise courage community projects; Courage 2 Care, Courage 2 Live, Courage 2 Learn and Courage 2 Lead.
Here are a few of the Young MOTivators’ Courage Projects for 2017:
Young MOTivators from TVET colleges in the Western Cape have been very active this year.
Young MOTivators from College of Cape Town facilitated MOT sessions with their peers and donated their time and goods to a local educare centre. The youth also created an HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign while introducing MOT to their peers.
Young MOTivators from False Bay College implemented campus feeding schemes, facilitated MOT sessions with their peers, clothing drives, motivational and awareness talks and a book drive for Grade R learners.
Young MOTivators from Northlink College put together a sport & fitness awareness campaign, assisted the South African Police Service with a community crime prevention campaign and ran an Acts of Kindness campaign (hug/high 5 day).
Young MOTivators at West Coast College visited an old age home and spent time with the elderly, assisted health care staff with home care visits and organised a Youth Day poetry and rap event. The youth organised a clean up project at a local daycare centre and put together a heath and wellness campaign for their college peers.
Young MOTivators from Desmond Mpilo Tutu Secondary School and Ihlumelo Secondary School organised courage to learn and courage to care projects. An organisation called ResponsibleME assisted the Young MOTivators with health care awareness and provided the youth with the necessary tools to be economically viable and responsible citizens. The youth visited a local pre-school and provided the little ones with snacks, drinks and play time. Thank you to our partner organisation, Mbekweni Youth Centre, for their hard work and dedication to ensure the Young MOTivators courage projects were a success.
Young MOTivators from Buren High School put together a fundraising campaign, with the funds raised they collected items for a soup kitchen initiative and bought 40 beanies for children in hospital during the winter season.
Young MOTivators from COSAT created an after-school programme assisting primary schools with study and career tip and tips on how to cope with transitioning to high school. The youth visited an old age home to pamper the elders with much-needed love, attention and snacks and organised study groups for their peers which also included music and art lessons.
Young MOTivators from Simon’s Town High School created a youth mentoring programme and organised a school clean up project. Future projects include, Santa Shoebox and Cancer Awareness Campaigns.
The youths’ courage projects show the passion, energy and potential of young people to bring about positive and lasting change in their communities.
Thank you and well done to our youth, MOT coaches and partners for your hard work and commitment! We are very proud of all our Young MOTivators for playing your role as active citizens and youth leaders at your schools, colleges and in your communities.
Please share your magical and memorable MOT courage projects with us. Email pictures and information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in the MOT SA newsletter and website.